Thirty persons reportedly killed on crowded bridge bomb explosion in Borno
No fewer than 30 people were reportedly killed in Gamboru, Borno state on Monday January 6th after an improvised explosive device detonated on the bridge.
According to Reuters, the bomb detonated at about 5 p.m. on the crowded bridge in the market town of Gamboru that leads into neighbouring Cameroon. Witnesses in the market town said more than 35 persons were injured and rushed to the local hospital following the attack.
“It is an unfortunate day for us to witness this frustrating and devastating incident in our community. I just heard a loud sound of explosions, before I realized I saw many of our friends and colleagues were killed,” an eyewitness told Reuters
Boko Haram nor the regional offshoot of Islamic State, known as ISWAP, have taken responsibility for the attack.